If you need to stay over somewhere so you can travel down the day before an event or because you’re braving the British weather and having a holiday at home, then you need to find somewhere to rest your head. This can cause problems with decision making: B&B or a hotel? Which out of the pair is best?
Some will only consider going to a hotel as that’s what they have always done but for others they love the feel of home that they get from staying in a B&B. There is no right or wrong but here are the best bits of staying in a family run B&B.
A B&B can often be judged by how warm they welcome you. A true B&B whose owners are great at their job will make you feel instantly at home and like you’re staying over at a friend’s house. Not only will you have your room but often a communal lounge area to sit back and relax. Breakfast is usually included in the room rate and, at some places, you can even have a packed lunch made for you (at extra charge in most cases) to see you through your day’s adventures.
B&Bs used to be limited pretty much to seaside resorts but now they can be found everywhere so no matter where you go you’ll be able to find somewhere to suit your needs. Like hotels there are many levels of B&B's ranging from cheap and cheerful to boutique delights.
Many B&Bs now have en-suites as standard so there’s no queuing for the bathroom in a morning. As this isn’t something that is universal though, it is worth checking before you book.
The major draw, however, of going for a B&B is that generally the owners live in the house you are staying in so they know the area like the back of their hand. This means they can tell you all the best places to go and visit while you are there as well as restaurants, pubs, shops and walks etc. so you don’t have to try somewhere and be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a good place to stay then why not chose Alyn Lodge as this fabulous B&B is in an historic country house with its own wooded grounds situated on the site of an Iron Age fort – the perfect setting for a weekend away!